According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, Harvey - which is now designated as a Tropical Storm - is expected to impact the Deer Park area with rain bands carrying 15-25 inches of rain over the next several days. As well, the storm is currently carrying maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.
The Deer Park area is still under a Tropical Storm warning, a Flash Flood watch and a Tornado watch.
“Over the last 24 hours, the Deer Park area has received 6-9 inches of rain, and we are happy to report that the residential flooding reported earlier today has subsided,” Emergency Services Director Robert Hemminger said. “We are actively monitoring local and state weather reports and will keep our citizens updated.”
As a reminder, information disseminated on various social media channels related to a community-wide curfew and voluntary evacuation orders are false. No voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for Deer Park.